Gilbert Brooks

Male 1621 - 1695  (~ 74 years)


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  • Name Gilbert Brooks 
    Born ca 1621  Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Jun 1695  Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    • Gilbert/1p Brooks was born in England circa 1621, perhaps in Essex.1,2 Gilbert Brooke, aged 14, was registered at London 17 Jun 1635 as a passenger for New England on the Blessing, John Leicester, master. His entry follows that of Will[ia]m Brooke, 20, almost certainly his brother.3,2 The Brooke brothers were servants in the party of William/1 Vassall, a wealthy merchant of Stepney, Middlesex, and son of a London alderman. Arriving at Boston in August, the household settled at Scituate.4,3,5 Vassall, a disaffected Anglican, returned to England in 1646, and thence went to Barbados, 1648, where he died in 1655.6,2
      "Gilbert Brookes, the servant of Mr. Will[ia]m Vassell," was presented 5 Mar 1638/39 at Plymouth Court for "drinking inordinately at John Emerson's house."2 Gilbert Brooks was on his own at Marshfield in 1643, and in 1645 at Scituate, wheres Deane, his residence was on the south of Colman's hills. He removed, finally, to Rehoboth by 1662. At his death he owned lands in Rehoboth and Attleborough.7,2 3 Mar 1644[/5?], he witnessed a Scituate land transaction in which his brother Willm Brookes was agent for Manasseh Kempton.8 Freeman of Plymouth Colony 1 Jun 1658; Scituate section of Plymouth Colony list of freemen, 1658; Rehoboth section of Plymouth Colony lists of freemen, 29 May 1670 and early 1683/4.2 Lists of Rehoboth freemen, 1658 and 1670.9
      In Marshfield section of 1643 Plymouth Colony list of men able to bear arms. Marshfield constable, 4 Jun 1645; Plymouth grand jury, 6 Jun 1654, 6 Jun 1660, 5 Jun 1666. Petit jury, 5 Jun 1666, 5 Mar 1667/8, 25 Oct 1668, 28 Oct 1684. Coroner'y (as "Sergeant Gilbert Brookes"), 16 Feb 1655[/6].
      Rehoboth deputy to the Plymouth General Court, 3 Jun 1679, 7 Jun 1681, 3 Jun 1684, 2 Jun 1685, __ Jun 1686, 3 Jun 1690. Rehoboth selectman, 1 Jun 1680, 7 Jun 1681, 6 Jun 1682, 6 Jun 1683, 3 Jun 1684, 2 Jun 1685, __ Jun 1686, __ Jun 1689. Reh delegate to Plymouth Colony Council of War, 2 Apr 1667. Rehoboth surveyor of highways, 5 Jun 1672, 7 Jun 1676. Rehoboth constable, 3 Jun 1673. Committee to seat the meetinghouse, 10 Dec 1680. Committee to "lay out the country roads through the town of Rehoboth," 22 Sep 1684.2,7
      26 Jan 1649[/50?], Thomas Symons of Scituate sold to "Gilbert Brookes of Scituate
    Person ID I15354  OurNorthernRoots | Andrew's Ancestor
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2011 

    Family Elizabeth Simmons 
    Married 1645 
    Children 
    +1. Hannah Brooks,   c. 02 Oct 1659, Scituate, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1736, Taunton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years)
    Family ID F10403  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - ca 1621 - Essex, England Link to Google Earth
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